Victoria police nab pair with suitcase of crack, meth

Two people arrested as at Swartz Bay ferry terminal with estimated $50,000 worth of drugs en route to Victoria

A VicPD officer holds some of the $50

A VicPD officer holds some of the $50

Victoria police stopped nearly $50,000 worth of crack cocaine and methamphetamine from hitting the city’s streets Wednesday afternoon.

VicPD worked with RCMP and BC Ferries staff to arrest two people as they returned with a suitcase full of drugs from Vancouver on the 1 p.m. sailing from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay terminal.

Police said 24 ounces of crack cocaine and 12 ounces of meth were seized, a result of a month-long investigation by VicPD’s Strikeforce and Street Crime units.

A 23-year-old Victoria man will be in court today on charges of possession for the purposes of trafficking, while a 26-year-old Sooke woman was released on a promise to appear Nov. 7.

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